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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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On the 22nd June 2015, NBC cancelled Hannibal due to a decline in ratings. The network will allow the drama to finish out it's currently airing third season. After that, NBC will show no more episodes. See more »

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Throughout the series, Will doesn't exhibit proper lab procedure. In an autopsy suite, if you're going to be near the bodies, gown, apron, gloves booties and goggles/face screen are required as personal protection. Will wears none of these. See more »

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Will Graham: [Repeated line] This is my design.
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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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Dexter would like them
5 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I don't normally review TV shows, but after seeing the pilot of Hannibal, I am compelled. As the (arguably) foremost monster of all time, Hannibal Lechter still fascinates and appalls us at the same time. His suave, debonair demeanor and taste, combined with his overwhelming brilliance makes him the most attractive monster since Dexter (or Gary Oldman in Dracula).

So it was with great expectations and serious doubts that I approached NBC's Hannibal. After all, besides praising the Obama administration, what does NBC do well? I was very pleasantly surprised.

Hugh Dancy (Will Graham) and Mads Mikkelson (Hannibal) are great. As they work together on the current case, they are probing each other's psyche and working to establish control, command, dominance over the other (naturally more on Dr. Lechter's part that Will's). In a take off on Dexter, Dr. Lechter is part of the team the FBI has brought in to help solve the latest serial killer problem. What is always compelling about Hannibal is that he always is in control. He has thought out how he will proceed, how he will step in the water closely with those who would naturally want to stop him in his curious habits, yet while always being able to protect himself. (Another good example of this is Anthony Hopkins in Fracture - if you haven't seen it, you should).

MIssing the humor in Dexter, this is mind twisting exercise in control and power. This is so good, AMC could have done it.

Not for the squeamish, (there is a lot of blood and grisly images) if you like psychological horror, this one's for you. (and Barry Manilow did not do the soundtrack).

Best regards DonB


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